made ground


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made ground, made-up ground

1. Solid ground formed by filling in an artificial or natural pit with hard rubble such as broken brick, concrete, etc., or with rubbish.
2.See fill, 1.
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The report says: "Based on the results of risk assessments undertaken to date, the made ground soils (where natural and undisturbed soils have largely been replaced by manmade or artificial materials) may pose a risk to the human health of future site users.
The report says: "Based on the results of risk assessments undertaken to date the made ground soils (where natural and undisturbedsoilshave largely been replaced by man-made or artificial materials) may pose a risk to the human health of future site users.
Caton made ground up the left again, and pulled the ball back low into the middle where Thompson was waiting to bury a left-foot shot on the turn into the bottom corner.
The landfilled made ground below a section of road was of such poor quality that CBR values of 0% were not uncommon.
The fourth, fifth and sixth also came from rear, but US Army Ranger impressed in the way he made ground from two furlongs out to get within half a length of the winner and has shown the greater improvement than the pair he split.
James O'Connor made ground from the resulting kick-off, leading to man-ofthe-match Lawson to score his fifth try and what turned out to be the winner.
Adult and Immature insects used to suck fluid and in the meantime, these insects made ground for other insects to attack the affected cotton flower.
Aswad Thomas made ground down the flank and Rodman thumped home with a side-footed volley.
This bloody air campaign, during which crude explosive-filled barrels have been used, according to NGOs and activists, comes at a time the Syrian regime forces have made ground during the last period under the international silence, according to analysts.
"It was a day when we could have made ground up on the teams above us and we didn't."
But Barkers hit back with a Tom Stokes' penalty and from the restart Mark Croxford made ground and Rob Knox took advantage to score under the posts, Stokes converting for 15-15.
Viliami Iongi seized on a loose kick, and made ground for Iolo Evans to claim a corner try that Williams converted.